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Light at the end of tunnel?

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The country needs to build more tunnels and caverns, not just for hydropower, but also for road connectivity and exploring underground space for various purposes.

This was the message Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay conveyed at the closing of training on control and monitoring of tunnels and underground space organised by Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) and ...

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Bhutan to generate 6.5MW renewable energy

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The country is expected to invest more in renewable energy sector in the next five years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) director Mewang Gyeltshen.

“We’re planning to generate five megawatts (MW) of electricity from solar and at least 1.5MW from wind turbines,” he said.

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Energy trade quandary

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Although hydropower, which is supposedly the clean energy, is the country’s major energy resource, it’s spending on dirty energy such as fossil fuel is negating the hydropower revenue.

While the electricity sector is the leading contributor to growth of the economy – its share to GDP accounts for 13.38 percent of the total GDP in 2016 – transport sector is completely dependent on fossil fuels. And this sector is growing rapidly.

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PHPA rolls out online system for efficiency and transparency

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Employees of Punatsangchhu hydropower projects I and II will not have to scribble lengthy details on print forms for leave, travel allowances and other benefits and wait for their bosses to approve it.

They can now apply for leave or encash it, claim their travel and other benefits, and book materials through an application on their mobile phones starting today.

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Samtse residents await Druk Bindu Hydropower project to begin

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People of Tendruk gewog in Samtse, who are eagerly waiting for the Druk Bindu hydroelectric power project (DBHPP) construction to begin, are urging the government to expedite the work.

Villagers and local leaders claim that the project could bring major economic opportunities in the locality.

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